I've finally succumbed to the interview meme that has been making the rounds. Devon kindly sent me these questions. If you've got a site and want to be interviewed, leave a comment.
1. You've done a lot of travelling.. so, where's your favorite place and why?
Your least favorite?
If I had to pick one, it would probably be Costa Rica. The unspoilt rain forest, the friendliness of the people and the relatively few tourists make it very appealling for me. Runners up include Prague (for the extraordinary architecture) and France, particularly Normandy and Brittany.
My least favourites are generally Mediterrenean cities. I generally enjoy the countryside, but big cities like Barcelona, Athens and Milan tend to disagree with me. They're busy, dirty, smoggy, disorderly, hot and everyone's yelling at each other.
2. How did you propose to your wife? (Sorry about this one.. I'm too much of a romantic not to ask!)
Hmmm...this is going to appeal to any romantics, I'm afraid. We're in the George and Dragon pub in Victoria, BC, drinking hot chocolate in a booth and discussing our future. There's talk of moving, of moving in, maneuvering, etc. I blurt out, entirely spontaneously, 'well, why don't we get married?' That takes us both aback for a moment.
Then we go for a walk and talk about it some more. We figured it was a good thing, and got married at the Greater Victoria Art Gallery the following winter.
3. What accomplishment are you the most proud of so far in your life?
This is a difficult question to answer. I've thought about it quite a bit, and I can't really decide. I don't think I've done anything particularly worthy yet.
4. What's the strangest thing you've ever done?
I'm taking this as a work-related question. I've done several weird things. Here are three, off the top of my head:
a) Julie and I ran a theatre company for two years. That was strange on a number of levels.
b) I worked as an admin assitant at a rec centre, which doesn't sound weird, but involved a lot of weird tasks like making many, many buttons and fishing children out of the pool
c) For a couple of weeks one summer, my friend Rob got me a job at his father's workplace, HoneCo. They honed the inside of pipes, rendering them perfectly smooth. Rob's job, which mostly involved sitting around, was to put pipes on the honing machine and watch them get honed. My job was to watch Rob. Safety regulations required that two people be present, so all I did was sit around. Mostly we sang along to the local top-40 radio station, LG73.
5. What's your most masculine personality trait or habit? And your least?
My most masculine personality trait is my emotional stoicism. My least is my great affection for musicals.
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1. Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2. I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3. You'll update your Web site with my five questions, and your five answers.
4. You'll include this explanation.
5. You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.